InterContinental Miramar Panama
What We Love
- The Bay View restaurant offers Panamanian specialties
- Expansive spa has Jacuzzis, Turkish baths and saunas, and fitness instructors are available at the gym
- Many rooms come with views of Panama Bay
What To Know
- Located between two major highways
- There’s a fee of $15.95 for WiFi
- The fitness center closes at 10 p.m.
- Pets are not allowed
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The centrally located, 186-room InterContinental Miramar Panama is a relaxing escape from the bustling city, with easy access to downtown attractions, the business distrcit and the historic and trendy Casco Viejo neighborhood. The guestrooms overlook both the ocean and the mesmerizing, skyscraper-laden skyline along Panama Bay, and have a modern look and feel thanks to wooden or beige leather headboards and beds wrapped in crisp white linens. A slew of big resort–style amenities provide opportunities for some R&R, including tennis courts, a full-service spa/fitness center complete with Jacuzzis, Turkish baths and saunas, and a free-form pool crisscrossed by pedestrian bridges. When hunger strikes, the aptly named Bayview restaurant serves classic Central American dishes such as ceviche and Panamanian stew.
In the Area
Start your day in the sultry capital with an ice cream at Granclement, which uses French artisanal recipes for its range of unusual flavors, such as ginger and basil. While in Casco Viejo, take a guided tour of the presidential palace, Palacio de las Garzas, a 17th-century landmark with an Andalusian courtyard, then do some people watching at the bustling fish market before heading upstairs to the diner-style restaurant, where you can nosh on some of the just-caught fare from downstairs. Spend the rest of the afternoon at the Miraflores Locks, watching giant freighters navigate the Panama Canal — a surprisingly mesmerizing sight.